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MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
washington. let me start with mr. romney's divorce. why did he pick paul ryan for his running mate? certainly not for better or worse. mitt spends his days and nights acting as if he's out there all alone, that he never hooked up with ryan in the first place. i get it. romney doesn't want to get dragged down by his political mate's push for getting rid of medicare. he acts like ryan has no hold on him, but it's not the way it works. romney has slowly gotten the word that the voter out there thought the two had things worked out, that romney and ryan were in this thing together. well, they're not. romney is dying. he can't stand being tied to ryan, and all that budget cutting baggage of his. for his part, ryan is feeling the taint of having a running mate who is unwilling to stand with him, unwilling to be his kind of politician. a conviction politician. so trouble in paradise. mitt's dying to be single again, so is ryan. we all know that politics makes strange bedfellows but the word is out this pair, romney and ryan, are sleeping in separate rooms. i'm joined by msnbc political an
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >> it's the oldest state in the union. >> he's not going to win pennsylvania with paul ryan's profile on medicare or budget cutting or anything else. so if mitt romney is serious about making a play in pennsylvania, that just underscores how inconvenient paul ryan has become. look, mitt romney did not pick paul ryan because of paul ryan's medicare or budget programs. he picked paul ryan because of his youthfulness, because of the cultural appeal, because of what paul ryan himself calls the deer hunter catholic that he is, okay? that might sell in pennsylvania, but the other stuff won't. and if we're going to be cutting medicare at some point, which i think most voters understand, i think right now looking at these alternatives, they would rather have a democrat they know than a republican from a party that never supported the program to begin with. >> let me go to joy on that. joy-ann, it seems to me that people who once you get into your late 60s, early 70s, into your 80s, you have one primary care, and that's what you're always talking about with your friends, how is your health? ho
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
doing these days, if you notice, they're not talking anymore more about what paul ryan and governor romney are really for. they're spending an awful lot of time telling you what we, barack obama and joe biden are against and what we've done. and they just attack everything. >> the republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan also has a very busy day. congressman ryan is going to have a rally in ohio in just a couple of hours. more on that in just a moment. this morning, though, he was in derry, new hampshire. >> all these promises were made in the idea of hope and change. and people, it sounded pretty good. but when the rhetoric went aside and the time to act occurred, the ideas are the old ideas that have failed time and again. >> and as we speak, former senator rick santorum is also in ohio, getting ready to stomp for the romney campaign. he is appearing with ohio republican congressman bill johnson who is in a tough reelection race. more on all of this throughout the next hour. but we start -- we start in the buckeye state where paul ryan has the campaign event that we just m
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 10:30am EDT
trillion dollar monster. it's something republican vice-president nominee, paul ryan, is pitching. why did he end up ditching the president's own debt commission? it's something i asked him this week. >> well, you mentioned bowles simpson, sir, and you voted against that. >> i like that part of bowles simpson, but you talked a good game, but you don't deliver the goods. what do you-- >> no, here is what people do. if you don't like the plan that someone's put on the table. put your plan on the table and pass that budget through congress, and mitt romney offered a plan, president obama hasn't done any of that. he disavowed bowles simpson and offered all the it i haves -- alternative plans. the even bowles simpson, it didn't address the primary driver of our debt. health care programs. starting going bankrupt. i don't want a pass a bill to fix the fiscal crisis when i know it doesn't fix the fiscal crisis. >> neil: he's saying it didn't go far enough. charles payne, ben stein, dagen mcdowell and adam lashinsky and charlie gasperino. >> i think it was a good place to start, to ryan's
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
paul ryan will be holding a rally in columbus in just a few hours from now. it's ryan's second event today. he was in new hampshire this morning, arguing that president obama can't be trusted to deal with the national debt and that mitt romney can. >> as a result of the president's advocation of leadership, as a result of seeing the most predictable economic crisis in our country's history and not fixing it, our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. when mitt romney was governor, the credit rating of his state was upgraded. that's the kind of change that we'll get with a mitt romney presidency. >> governor scott walker, republican from wisconsin, is also in new hampshire today, stumping on behalf of the romney campaign. earlier today, he spoke at the state's gop convention. meanwhile, today, vice president joe biden is in florida. he wrapped up an event in ft. myers not long ago, where he said mitt romney and paul ryan will block any bipartisan attempts to reduce the debt. >> paul ryan even voted against the simpson/bowles plan he talked about now, as
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
there. he first went after representative paul ryan the gop vice-presidential candidate and his budget proposals. that said he's also going after medicare. given the demographic makeup of the sunshine state, which has a large already older population, it becomes no surprise that the latest polls show the president with a lead in the sunshine state. now at the same time paul ryan is campaigning himself in new hampshire today. the republican vice-presidential nominee met with voters in the city of derry just a short time ago. >> all these promises were made in the idea of hope and change. and people -- it sounded pretty good. but when the rhetoric went aside and the time to act occurred, the ideas are the old ideas that have failed time and again. >> as for mitt romney, he spent some time in pennsylvania on friday. and despite trailing the president as much as ten points in some polls, governor romney made this bold prediction. >> it is an honor to be here with you and to be here with these cadets and to be at this extraordinary place that so many presidents past have visited. and well,
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
. judge for yourselves. >> quite a guy, isn't it? paul ryan, isn't that something? >> ryan, ryan. >> way to a second, romney-ryan, romney-ryan, there you go. >> oh, sweet jesus. >> joe scarborough and mika brzezinski on "morning joe." "slowly and reluctantly, republicans who love romney are concluding that for all his gifts as a leader and role model, he is just not a good political candidate in this era." is that fair, mark? >> it is affair. you want to go to the numbers. wherever mitt romney goes, his unfavorable numbers go up. in florida in may, he was at 35% unfavorable. now he is 48% unfavorable. in ohio, 34%, now 49%. it is a problem. that has just been the reverse with obama. what do you do? mitt does not have a rose garden. >> charles, you write that in the wake of what is happening in the middle east, romney's "un willingness to go big is simply astonishing." >> it was a great opening this week, with embassies of flame, the ambassador killed, writes -- riots -- that is a collapse of the four-year policy on the middle east. rather than make a serious speech connecting the
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 7:30am PDT
panel completely off the table. medicare don't touch it. medicaid, do ent touch it. in fact, paul ryan did work with alice rivlin on something like proposed for medicare and left out of the final proposal. if you're going to tackle it, tackle it all at once, because, again, you have to worry about the setup, oh, tax reform and we do end up raising tax revenue, but then they end up not doing anything about the looming true monsters that are on the horizon for the country. >> neil: adam? >> neil, i think you put paul ryan on the hot seat and he adequately squirmed out of it. if you're in a boat and the boat is sinking and someone hands you a bucket, no, thank you, i don't need that bucket i'm trying to get the bucket over here. you take the bucket and start bailing and work on the problem after that. >> neil: the fact that the president saw the bucket and just didn't even look at the bucket, but turned an i way from the bucket, is any less-- >> no, i totally agree, as critical of the president ignoring the advice he got from his own commission and critical of ryan not being willing to-- i wa
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for today, but vice president joe biden and paul ryan were both on the trail. the vice president was in florida this morning, ryan is in new hampshire and is traveling to ohio for an event tonight. we will, of course, have more on all of these stories over the next two hours. in case you have not heard, the countdown is on to colorado. even though both campaigns are playing the lowered expectations game, you can bet their furiously preparing for the denver debate. joining me now to talk about it, garrett hake, who has been traveling with the romney campaign. garrett, good saturday afternoon to you. what can you tell me about governor romney's debate preparations this weekend? >> well, craig, i can tell you, so far, it hasn't really started at. at the moment, he's over at his oldest son's house in massachusetts. we are expecting governor romney to participate in some more debate prep this weekend. understand senator rob portman from ohio will be here, he'll also be traveling with the governor to denver on monday. they're at the stage now where the expectations game includes not re
Current
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
was when he picked paul ryan. there was a lot of argument for him to pick centerist like pall leapty. and then gofer nor quest said this choice outlines the future for the next four to eight years. >> eliot: tim's article goes through area of policy to area of policy, when you put it all together, you do step back and say mitt romney became the tea party. >> that's right. he has adopted the agenda fully. the ryan budget has gotten a lot of at attention, but a lot of other items that they have been passing really reveal what the agenda is. restricting women's right to get an abortion even if they are dying or have been raped. allowing people to carry concealed weapons even if they are drunk. >> eliot: it is shocking when you look at it and it is the todd akin social agenda republican party. even though everybody pretended to recoil in shock when todd akin made his horrific comments they went on to embrace his agenda. what me taste sized against mitt romney was he didn't have the forty tuesday to say no i'm not going there. >> yes. and they tried over and over again, they ran on
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
new hampshire where the republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is speaking right now at a cam ppaign rallyn derry. paul ryan firing up the crowd. what's he saying? >> he is talking about the economy, talking about the deficit, talking about four years of president obama would be detrimental to the country. it's pretty plain and simple. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are laying low today because they're getting ready to prepare for the debate, so it's the number 2s on the campaign trail. right behind me here, here's paul ryan stumping here in new hampshire, a crucial battleground state. when he's done here, he goes to ohio later today. another very big important battleground state. and that's the whole idea here, as the president and mitt romney get ready for the debate. paul ryan and vice president joe biden are on the campaign trail. specific new hampshire. the race here is kind of close. the most recent poll shows president obama with a five-point advantage over mitt romney. definitely a very close contest here in new hampshire. this is a state that m
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. everything is a lie. >> it's also funny because a lot of the paul ryan supporters, it's not politics. it's math. liberals talk about science and now conservatives are like all of this budget stuff, sorry, is just math. we have to slash medicare and so forth. so it is funny that the party of math now is like creating their own -- >> alternate polling. >> sheila, i want to get your thoughts on this. i want to note for people watching this, josh, you worked on mitt romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign. >> that's right. >> you've been a republican -- i don't know if you are a registered republican. >> i am. >> you worked for bob dole. i want to make sure people watching, we're not a bunch of liberals talking about those crazy people out there because you've been in the republican party. you worked on the republican party. i think you consider yourself a republican now? >> absolutely. >> i'm curious what you make of this. am i wrong? is this a natural human instinct that the internet cult at this vats and people do it or is there a broader issue here with this kind of turning inward if that's h
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 1:30pm PDT
his running mate, paul ryan, proposed to cut medicaid by the next ten years, give states more control over their medicaid funds. overhaul medicare, people now younger than 55, when they reach retirement would have the option of getting a voucher to purchase private insurance. or they could stick with traditional medicare. >> this is designed to guarantee that seniors can always afford medicare coverage, no exceptions. >> now, there is major differences between the candidates, but perhaps the biggest split is over medicaid. many think of it as a safety net for the poor. but what it actually covers is poor families, pregnant women, people with disabilities as well as senior citizens. there is a lot to talk about. and andrew rubin joins me to talk about it. he oversees the doctors at the medical center. i hope i got it right, thank you for joining us. you know, you and i talked about this before. medicaid covers one in five americans, including more than one in three children. why -- how do you explain this as being a big issue for seniors. >> okay, well, there are -- there are m
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
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FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
republicans seem to bant paul ryawant paul ryan for, but he's not. >> i heard you say no about the idea of tax simplification. why is that not a good thing? >> we're all basing this argument predicated on lower tax rates are going to stimulate things. companies are not using the industrial capacity they have now. they laid off workers because there's no demand. cut their taxes, it doesn't mean they're going to build another factory if people aren't buying their goods. it's lunacy to think this would fix the problem. it's not a tax problem. it's a job problem. >> look what happened in the '80s. even when nowhere cut the capital gains, investment went up. in the second quarter in this country, capital gains grew 0%. >> go ahead, mark. >> we've had a lost decade. a lot of that we did cut taxes and -- >> by the time bush put in his second round of tax cuts in 2003 through the end of his presidency, he created over 2 million jobs in this country. >> hold on, guys. trends over time, when you go back to 1983, you look at that long period of time where median income went up during the 1980
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
, tax simplification is absolutely essential. paul ryan, the vice presidential candidate, has an even better plan than romney has, and that's junk the code, have two rates after exemptions, 10% above $100,000, 25%. that would get the economy moving. >> what mike was talking about, all of these tax cuts just add to the tax code, they don't make it simpler or smaller. >> i can get behind a simpler tax code, but i'm still suffering from the ripple in the force i felt when david asman told me i was right. i'm going to lose my liberal union card. steve pointed he likes the vice president's candidate program the president's candidate. all of you republicans seem to bant paul ryawant paul ryan for, but he's not. >> i heard you say no about the idea of tax simplification. why is that not a good thing? >> we're all basing this argument predicated on lower tax rates are going to stimulate things. companies are not using the industrial capacity they have now. they laid off workers because demand. cut their taxes, it doesn't mean they're going to build another factory if people aren't buying thei
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> paul ryan is in new hampshire today. the republican vice presidential nominee will hold a rally in the city of derry in just a few hours. meanwhile, vice president biden is in the battleground state of florida. he's going to attend a campaign event in fort myers this morning. on friday he met with seniors at a retirement village in boca raton. >> governor romney's plan goes into effect it can mean that everyone, every one of you, would be paying more on -- taxes on your social security. >> michelle obama is encouraging young voters to get to the polls. like right now. the first lady spoke to college students in iowa friday, urging them to go into nearby early voting booths to cast their ballots. >> you got a whole month to make it happen. a whole month to vote! as i tell my children, don't procrastinate. no procrastination. make it happen. do it today. >> joining me now, political reporter for "the washington post" felicia somnez and white house correspondent for the hill, amy barnes. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, amy, i'm going to start with you. on libya, earlier this
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. they are coming to her defense. >> congressman paul ryan in the swing state of ohio. we showed you a little bit of that live on fox report. only network i know to do that. congressman ryan wrapping up a speech. he was defendant of honor at a banquet in columbus. >>> that is fox reports on this saturday. i'm harris faulkner. we pause there to see if they roll the music and here it comes.
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
congressman paul ryan in the swing state of ohio tonight. congressman ryan just now wrapping up the speech. he was the guest of honor at the u.s. national sports and alliance banquet in columbus. >>> concern right now among some republicans about the accuracy of some of the presidential polling coming from some of the mainstream media. one claim that some surveys oversample democrats, a trend that could give president obama an edge over governor mitt romney on election day if republican voters don't think they can close the gap. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports now from washington. >> go up and down, we have plenty of time. >> history shows late september leads can evaporate by election day. in 1968, hub bert humphrey was down 15 points to richard nixon. while nixon won it was by less than 1%. in 1976, jimmy carter had a lead over gerald ford. after three debates, ford cut the lead to five points and led in the final gallup poll though narrowly lost. in 1980, carter maintained a consistent advantage over ronald reagan, but the final presidential debate changed everyth
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
he has picked paul ryan and i mean this sincerely, these are both good family man and bay --no, i don't need your boos, we need your help. i want to be strict review -- -- i want to be straight with you. i have a bad reputation for being strait, telling you what i think. sometimes all of us -- all kidding aside, picking paul ryan, what governor romney did is he has given clear definition to all those big assertions he was making during his primary campaign. he talked a lot about a lot of things that paul ryan is talking about but the war in many details. by picking paul ryan and laying out why he was picking him, he picked paul ryan because paul ryan represents the ideological -- how can i say it -- the center of the republican party and the house of representatives. he said that is why he is picking him. now we don't have to guess about what governor running means when he talks about medicare vaguely and social security and education and all these things. it is almost like two incumbents running. paul ryan introduced the republican budget in the house of representatives controlle
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congressional races and senate races. the idea is they want to be able to play even on it. no one saying on the republican side we think we can win 70% or 75% based on this. that's usually where politicians want to be. they want to have issues that resonate with 75% of the people, not half the people. so if they're even at that 50% mark which i don't think they are right now, that would be considered a level of victory. it's hard to go into areas with lots of seniors and say i want to change the way medicare is structured. these people have been paying into the system for their entire
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> there he is, republican paul ryan is in new hampshire, a small but critical state that both campaigns covet. he told the crowd this morning that mitt romney's term as governor next door in massachusetts proves he can get things done, even in a state dominated by democrats. and vice president joe biden is in another key swing state, wrapping up a two-day swing through florida, including this stop in fort meyers. he said that he and president obama inherited the financial mess we see, including the plan that the republican plan favors the wealthy. >>> and senator john kerry is playing the role of mitt romney in the president's practice session. and ohio senator rob portman is portraying the president in mitt romney's debate. more on the preview of wednesday's big event. >> as running mate paul ryan makes the rounds on the campaign trail here in new hampshire, and ohio, guess what? his boss is hunkering down, getting ready for the first showdown between him and president obama. romney is spending a lot of time this week to prepare for the debate. the same thing for the presiden
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
selected as his running mate paul ryan. paul ryan, someone who is passionate about deconstructing comments of the 47%. >> has romney's campaign done a good job of responding to the criticism? >> he first comes out and says i stand by it basically. number one, that's bad. but then as he's tried to move away from it, he's ended up stumbling all over the place. the other day he was talking about showing empathy by doing health care reform in massachusetts, which simply reinforced that if that's empathy, then barack obama -- >> do you think the president used 47% to box him in? >> i think so but he's got to be careful. obama doesn't want 47%, he wants 51, 52, 53. >> john nichols, great to have you with us. >> the first day or two it was like the waco with the david koresh situation where they're trying to smoke him out. >> todd akin's own campaign is comparing him to a cult leader. >> this is somebody who makes michelm michele bachmann look like a hippie. brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wo
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with politics and the vice president biden and republican vice presidential paul ryan b to talk in the important battleground state of ohio making his way here from a campaign vent in new hampshire today. busy weekend for the congressman, followed up by appearance tomorrow on fox news sunday with chris wallace. meantime, vice president biden attending an event in florida, talked about medicare, sailing that he and the president have strengthed the program and extended its life. >> arthel: as the campaigns crisscross key battleground states voter registration problems widening. questionable forms, eric shawn live in new york city with more. >> reporter: remember voter registration fraud was a huge scandal in tate. it helped lead to the demise of acorn. now suspected fraud has hit again this time connected to a republican connected-firm, 10 florida counties now reporting possible problems. the company strategic allied consulting was hired in five battleground states now fired by the republican national committee and several state parties after over 100 suspect signatures showed up in pal
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>> can mitt romney and paul ryan count on your support this november election? excellent. and, would you be interested in voting early this election? >> reporter: karen is credited with making the iowa gops 1 millionth voter call this cycle. >> issues that matter to iowa. >> reporter: she's doing her part now as republicans play early voting catch. >> you know, we're working hard here, we're rolling up our sleeves and putting our boots on and we're going at it. so, we still have time. >> reporter: john king, cnn, iowa city, iowa. >>> and lots more ahead as "cnn newsroom" continues with fredricka whitfield. >> i can't believe it's under 40 days under election day. it went by like this, after all. >> i'm sure a lot of people are happy a about this. >> it's true, too. we'll elaborate on that later, too. good to see you, appreciate it. >>> for now, we'll begin with new information on an investigation into a decade's old mystery, the disappearance of former teamster's boss jimmy hoffa. crews digging under a michigan shed for his possible remains say they did not find any bones, but
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
from diverse perspectives. up first, tweeting firestorm. gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan generated controversy this week when he stopped off from his campaign to buy hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. the avid hunter said his daughter is ready to go hunting for the first time. he bought her a rifle for christmas last year. ryan fans banded together on twitter to show their second endment support by posting pictures of their daughters shooting all types of guns, ranging from pistols to semi-automatic weapons. the informal girls with guns campaign had hundreds of fans posting stories and pictures to twitter and other social networking sites. but not everyone is all smiles. some parents voiced concern about putting guns in the hands of children. >> so congresswoman, norton, will this help lower the coveted women wrote to the romney/ryan ticket. >> all i can say, boonie, if you will forgive me, is that his best shot? [ laughter ] >> that's a good one. >> it may help in his like built nesome parts of this nation but at the end of the day, women care about the economy, jobs and g
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
laying low today, the running mates will be in the spotlight. >> tell us about what paul ryan is doing this weekend while mitt romney is rehearsing and getting ready in massachusetts. reporter: you got it. in an hour he will be behind me. we're in dairy, new hampshire. not far from massachusetts. it is a battleground state with four electoral votes up for grabs and later he campaigns in another battleground state, ohio and vice president biden is in another battleground state, florida. >> you can see the first presidential debate here on cnn wednesday on 7:00 p.m. eastern. thank you for spending your morning with us. >>> we have much more a hehead cnn saturday morning. it starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm deborah fereyick in for randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell, 8:00 on the east coast, 5 in the west. we're starting with new revelations on the attack in libya, the attack that killed ambassador chris stevenson and three other americans. >> he
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 7:30am EDT
laying low today, the running mates will be in the spotlight. >> tell us about what paul ryan is doing this weekend while mitt romney is rehearsing and getting ready in massachusetts. >> reporter: you got it. in an hour he will be behind me. we're in dairy, new hampshire. not far from massachusetts. it is a battleground state with four electoral votes up for
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 3:36pm EDT
democrat and who was republican. you had mayor rahm emanuel, mitt romney and paul ryan were congratulating him. sometimes the democrats and republicans in washington are often more unified than is portrayed. the majority of this people are often the silent majority. you just don't hear them in means -- in mainstream media. host: recall from virginia on our line for independents. caller: good morning. guest: hi. caller: i am harold johnson from richmond, virginia. host: go ahead with your question or comment. caller: ms. goodman, thank you so much what to do for this country. let me ask you a quick question -- when you become a congressman or house of representatives, you take an oath of office to serve this country. yet, you take another oath from grover norquist saying that you will never raise taxes. i thought we are represented by one constitution and not two constitutions. how can he get away with if you not voted republican in not raising taxes, how does he get away with that? guest: people don't have power but others be so that with power. i think there is a force more power than an
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
state of new hampshire. >> hey, fred. as running mate paul ryan makes the rounds on the campaign trail both here in new hampshire and ohio, his boss mitt romney is hunkering down, getting ready for the debate on wednesday, the first presidential showdown between him and president barack obama. romney spending a lot of this weekend in debate preparation. the same thing for the president. he's off the campaign trail today, tomorrow he does go out to nevada, but he's spending a lot of this weekend, we believe, behind closed doors getting ready. meanwhile, both campaigns are playing the expectations game, trying to lower the bar for their candidates. even the candidates themselves are doing it. take a listen to mitt romney recently on the campaign trail. >> he's president of the united states, he's a very effective speaker. >> he's a very eloquent speaker, and so i'm sure in the debates, as last time in his debates with senator mccain, he'll be very eloquent. >> it's not only mitt romney and his campaign playing the game. so is the obama campaign. >> what history tells us, that chall
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
commander in chief level that people believe that he is and when he chose paul ryan he didn't fill out his resume. he chose not to go in that direction. >> foreign policy. >> i do agree, what bebe said was the key thing which is that we've got several months until next spring. and so that means if there is ever going to be a military attack it will not be pre-election t won't be any time soon. so that lowers the temperature on that issue. whether the administration has a plausible strategy, they have a good principles which is that we cannot tolerate contain, we can't contain a nuclear iran. they will not get the bomb. but how we get there, the israelis have been frustrated, why are they so vague, why won't they lay out a strategy. that is a concern but more policy concern than a political one. >> woodruff: very different subject but i have to ask you. the nfl lockout of the pro football officials, they resolved it all after that monday night game, mark, which shall we say was controversial. what lessons to be learned from this whole experience. >> myopia and greed of nfl owners is bey
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
failed spectacularly in part because of paul ryan. you are against the basic problem that if paul ryan had voted for the simpson-bowles proposal and if we had gotten through congress with president obama's support, obama would get the credit and he would be waltzing to a piece of cake reelection. i do think -- and there is the third problem. peter orszag, the head of the budget bureau wrote an op-ed in the new york times saying my own instincts, problem with the united states is too much democracy. we can't get anything done. if we actually try to do it through elections and procedures what we need are ever more expert commissions that will make decisions for us. maybe that is true but it should be recognized that if that is the solution to our problem, we should stop traveling to other countries around the world that what they need is more democracy because in fact we would have come to the conclusion that democracy doesn't really work. >> i really welcome this. my understanding is the newspapers and the constitution, grew out of a lot of study of constitutions across country and so forth
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
actually save the federal budget a lot of money. vice president -- vice- presidential candidate paul ryan has a plan to turn it into a voucher type program. i guess i'd like to hear specifically each of your vigs for the future of medicare. >> well, thank you for that question, lisa. i've already mentioned the fact that i got to see the difference that medicare makes in people's lives at a much earlier age than most do because i was raised by my grandparents. and my grandmother was on medicare by the time i was in my late teens. this is something that i regard as more than a program but a promise an one that we must keep. my opponent supports a plan to end medicare as we know it, to instead give seniors vouchers that outside, nonpartisan analysts have said will encrease out of pocket expenses for seniors over the first decade up to $6,000. and i know very few wisconsin seniors who can afford that sort of burden. we need to continue what we did in the affordable care act that extended medicare's solvency by nearly a decade. >> governor thompson. >> it's amazing to me that she has the audacity
FOX Business
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
could blow the moment of the shane paul ryan is one thing when he first unleashes him here to what switches smart but it is still piling up voters in record numbers continue to pile up their ballots that looks dumb especially most will have the long before election day that for the moment barack obama looks good. that does not stick but it does not matter for them. why the romney campaign does not leave a minute to spare. air and i was startled by the numbers but they need to get the ads out and fast? >> look at i would this week the obama campaign says more than 100,000 ballots are from democrats versus 40,000 republicans. the obama campaign will hit them again and again. neil: i don't know the record but generally it is reflective of the moment look at the polls in favor the president. if you are mitt romney you don't have the moment to spare. >> you need to make a move quick. early voters are the hard partisans mostly the vote will not change voting today universe sixth. as strong as the president's early voting program is as he invented the wheel so does the romney campaign and
CBS
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt azie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the medicare, health care issues. >> reporter: in haymarket, virginia, life-long republican dan stapleton echoes fears about the romney/ryan ticket. >> i think they want to change ot so dramatically that we won't recognize it quite as medicare once they'
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
come back out to the nfl playing fields. that was after his running mate, paul ryan, also of wisconsin, used the monday night football debacle as a convenient political metaphor. >> did you watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. you know what? it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it is time to get out. >>> all of the pressure and not necessarily from politicians helped bring about a deal between the nfl and the referee's union late wednesday night. the real refs got a standing ovation before thursday night's browns/ravens game in baltimore. here is what makes that scene hilarious. ask any sports fan, player or coach, the least popular man or woman on the field is the one holding the wlislhistle. people hate referees. that is partly as a function. despite the striped uniforms, they are meant to be invisible. we only notice them when they mess up or as it seems when they are gone and not there doing their jobs as professionals. allow me a metaphor of my own. to me, this is part of the
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
ronnie m. paul bryant that we need to stop all the tax hikes -- mitt romney and paul ryan that we need to stop all the tax hikes. the president's health-care law is driving up costs. it is making it harder for small possesses to expand and hire -- businesses to expand and hire. let's rearepeal obamacare and replace it with common sense reforms that protect american access to care they need from the doctor they choose at a lower cost. we need to look at rainy and all the excess of red tape that is making it harder to work and do business. these ideas are in my job plan. republicans have common-sense proposals to remove these. president obama puts governments first. he wants to raise taxes on small businesses. he wants to keep our energy races under lock and key including the keystone xl pipeline. he wants more spending that will put us in debt to china. more of the same. where are the jobs that no wonder jobs are fleeing overseas. let's bring those jobs home, back to america, back to local businesses. there is one more thing i tell people. i tell them i have made restoring the american
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
medicare which has really been brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congressional races and senate races. the idea is they want to be able to play even on it. no one saying on the republican side we think we can win 70% or 75% based on this. that's usually where politicians want to be. they want to have issues that resonate with 75% of the people, not half the people. so if they're even at that 50% mark which i don't think they are right now, that would be considered a level of victory. it's hard to go into areas with lots of seniors and say i want to change the way medicare is structured. these people have been paying into the syste
Current
Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> cenk: i wonder if that will lead him to swing a little bit more wildly. >> paul ryan was his wild swing. so you have never going to see that with president romney. you didn't see it with a governor romney. and there are reasons to be grateful for that too. so i think that's where the expectations are. >> cenk: all right. fascinating. michael shure thank you, man. romney going wild -- i shouldn't talk about that. [ laughter ] >> cenk: any ways when we come back we have a very serious story, unfortunately. fox news wound up showing basically a suicide on the air. how in the world did they screw this up? >> if it were up to me we would stay with this. but nothing is up to me. you wait until the end of this thing and thaw -- get off. get off. >> cenk: and later roseanne barr joins us. >> i'm using it as a stepping tone. >> it's go time. (vo) at the only online forum with a direct line to cenk uygur. >>if you had to vote for a republican, which one would it be? (vo) join the debate now. ♪ >> cenk: lately fox news channel s beenoingnn old news trick, which is follow car chases. t
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
. the governor has the economic stats on his side. but it's clear that he and paul ryan still have not convinced the casual voter that they can improve the economy. mr. romney's moment will come next wednesday in denver when he confronts mr. obama in the first debate. the governor it's the only debate. he must win or he will not recover. he has to show that he cares about the folks and that his expertise can return the nation to prosperity while more of barack obama would be a disaster. quite a challenge for romney. the media is heavily rooting for his opponent. the folks are generally fair and they will be watching. whether it's lifetime or after the fact on the net and the folks will make up their own minds. so the governor does have a chance as the drama builds. and that's the memo. next on the run down, lou dobbs will respond. also ahead this evening a devastating "saturday night live" impression of the president. >> remember that movie, the sixth sense? [ laughter ] i'm like the kid in that movie. [ laughter ] i see employed people. [ laughter ] >> bill: we'll be back in a mom
FOX
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had already gone home to worry about their campaigns. >> the president says congress has yet to act on legislation he sent them in february that would save homeo
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the replacement refs. i never saw that person. i never seen anything where paul ryan and barack obama agreed. >> rick: and we have wisconsin governor scott walker famous for being outset unions coming out in favor of the referee union. >> absolutely. wonderful field day for cartoonists. cartoons for referees that have no memory or let somebody else try it. it's a great cartoon. no debate here. >> is that political pandering all these politicians and rallying around a no-brainer cause? >> it seems like no-brainer but i never pretend anything that relates to sports. >> rick: oh, come on. >> let's pick up on that. "time magazine" called it pander bowl. there is something good that came out of this. i think we ought to consider replacement journalists. [ laughter ] >> anchors that three networks. "new york times" and "washington post" and get replacements and do better. >> we already have them, they are called blogers. >> you are seeing the power of social media. >> this in some measure a tweet driven story. everybody jumped in and they chose one particular medium to do it. >> rick: it de
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the campaign shifts into a different stage this week, with wednesday night's high-stakes showed own showdown between about the barack obama and mitt romney. >> every change that has happened in a debate, if you look at the history, it's changed because of somebody's mannerisms or style -- they did badly or well. >> reporter: both candidates will spend the next few days in intense sessions. romney may have the most on the line. his campaign is looking that the for a chance for a game changer. abc news, washington. >> one of the country's best-imeen newspaper mat nats day died. arsure solsburger was 86. he page passed away. his paper published the pentagon papers. known as punch, the former marine captain was
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
battleground states. republican paul ryan is in new hampshire and ohio today and vice president joe biden is wrapping up a two-day swing through florida right now. right now, live pictures. he is holding a rally there and talking to supporters in ft. myers. >>> all right, now to a controversy over the legitimacy of voter registrations in florida. an election official in palm beach county tells cnn as many as 106 voter registration applications may be fraudulent containing false information and fake signatures. the applications were turned in by a consulting firm hired by the republican national committee to register voters. the rnc says it has cut ties with that firm. >>> president obama and mitt romney facing american voters who are trying to weigh their choices this wednesday, the first presidential debate, october 3rd. watch it live at 7:00 eastern time right here on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> all right, a group of high school cheerleaders in texas take their fight on the sidelines to the courtroom after being told not to use bible verses verses for games. our guys are standing by for a s
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
: romney and his runningmate paul ryan cap malpractice insurance, cut made by $810 billion over the next ten years, give states more control over their medicaid funds. overhaul medicare. the overhaul, people now younger than 55. when they reach retirement will have the option of getting a voucher to purchase private insurance or they could stick with traditional medicare. >> this financial support system is designed to guarantee that seniors can always afford medicare coverage, no exceptions. >> reporter: while the repeal of obama care would get rid of the prescription drug benefit to seniors, romney doesn't want to take out all of the loss provisions. >> we have to make sure that people who have pre-existing conditions are able to get insured and that folks that don't get sick don't get dropped by their insurance company. >> reporter: the president of the american action forum. he doesn't support the current health care law. >> the amount we spend on medicare has to be cap aed, they just disagree on how to get there. romney and ryan says what we're going to do is give the money to senio
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to change the trajectory of the campaign, his selection of a running mate, paul ryan, got a small bounce. the convention speech didn't get any bounce, and now the first debate. this is like the first night on broadway. there will be more voters tuning in, they will be looking at his performance and if he comes across as somebody who is credible, who is up to the task, he might get another bounce out of it. >> aren't undecided voters the least likely to tune into the debates? gallup looked back at records and found only two examples where debates really changed the course. that was 1960 and 2000. >> they are important moments for these candidates but you're exactly right. it's so hard to change anything at this point. why. these two guys are not unpainted canvases. barack obama, his canvas is pretty much filled in. we know him. we have seen him for four years. as president. mitt romney has been through a long and grueling campaign. there is very little white space left on his canvas. so if they're really going to do something different that changes how they're understood, it has to
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
coming out, everybody. >> to the presidential race where republican paul ryan is campaigning in new hampshire and ohio today. ♪ >>> also vice president joe biden wrapped up a two-day swing in florida including a stop in ft. myers. there were no public events today, they're prepping for wednesday's debate. >>> we've learned that senator john kerry is going to play the role of mitt romney in the president's practice sessions. ohio senator rob portman is portraying the president in mitt romney's debates, as well. >>> president obama and mitt romney will go face to face wednesday in the first of three presidential debates. you can watch it live right here on cnn, 7:00 eastern. and also cnn.com. don't miss that. >>> we could all agree having children changes your life forever. as parents, we want what is best for our kids. we want to make sure our children are safe and happy. you would think that would be the case for every parent. not so. take a look at this man. this father was willing to strap on a vest filled with explosives and kill as many people as possible, including himself. t
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, and he is being photographed all the time. sow should have game on. >> paul ryan, he looks like a man who knows his own fashion brand a little better than obama i think. >> i think he looks like an american businessman on a weekend. and i think he's trying to portray that, i think he wants people to think he is like the guy next door in his dress, so i think he's accomplishing that. >> what about the one of him and mitt romney? alarming orange jacket there from mr. romney? >> i think they are trying to sort of like -- sort of like the normal guys next door. >> what about the first ladies? very different styles. quite fashionable to me. >> michelle is definitely fashionable. as a matter of fact, i would like her to wear my clothes. and i think mrs. romney looks very conservative, and i think maybe they want to portray her as being very conservative. >> and, finally, you have a cause very dear to your heart. about autism. a powerful clip. >> in a small town of elmira, new york, a boy was born into an all-american family. the odds of him achieving his dream in the fashion industry? 1
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 3:30pm EDT
having to cut, and we're seeing paul ryan and his friends and colleagues in the house proposing a budget that is truly astonishing and absolutely horrible, both in terms of what it does to people of the lower end, and also the fact is contains an incredible amount of further tax cutting at the top, robin hood would be turning over in his grave i think. [laughter] the president clinton face -- the preface of my book is to put things in a larger context, to talk a little bit, and when you have a chance to read the book about why we are where we are on poverty and to look ahead a little bit about what we need to do, and, of course, the harder question for all of us is how we can create a politics where these issues and many others take a different turn, a better turn, in our country. ronald reagan said we fought a war on poverty and poverty won. well well-known, everybody heard that. the first thing i want to say, and i, of course, say in the book is that ronald reagan was wrong. [laughter] about many things. [laughter] the fact is, and we need to celebrate this that the public policies tha
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
knew that paul ryan is the republican vice presidential nominee. the director of the annenberg center, kathleen hall jamieson, our master media decoder is back with us. welcome. >> thank you. >> so who's responsible for the widespread unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey? is it the candidate, the media, or the voter? >> it's all three. and fortunately, we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge. we've been studying presidential debates for a long time as a scholarly community. and to our surprise, we consistently find that those who watch debates, regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with, come out with more accurate knowledge as a general group. and they do this because those who haven't paid a great deal of attention have a lot to learn. those of us who've paid a lot of attention still missed things. the news may have covered something one day and we weren't paying a whole lot of attention. or maybe we got one candidates' position and we missed the other candidate. in the clash of the can
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
man, paul ryan is behind me. later today, he goes out to ohio so a full day on the trail for ryan. he will be busy. not only is ryan having this rally, a state party convention on the side. democrats are campaigning. guess who will be here wednesday, bill clinton, the former president stumping for barack obama. you ask what the polls look like. this is from american research group. you can see the president with a five point advantage within that survey psychology error. another poll had a slightly larger advantage for the president. it's competitive here in new hampshire. >> the debates are so critical. it's hard to say whether these debates are more important than other debates we've heard. what are the candidates doing and have to accomplish in terms of hitting home their major points? >> reporter: exactly. so much on the line wednesday night when president obama and mitt romney showed up for the first time since colorado. what are they doing today? mitt romney in massachusetts preparing and the president in washington. they are probably doing debates with their stand-ins. sena
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